Traditional songs for guitar and other instruments
Chords, lyrics, tablature and standard notation for traditional songs.
Traditional songs have often lived across generations and in various versions. Famous traditional songs have often an older source to which melody a never lyrics have been written. Several genres such as hymns, folk ballads, spirituals, patriotic song and Christmas carols are among these. The other thing that distinguish traditional songs is that they are public domain, thus not protected by copyright (although arrangements of traditional songs are subject to copyright, which means the arrangements published cannot be republished without permission).
A list of all traditional songs on this site so far (click on a table header to filter a column):
|Title||Instrument||Category||Chords & lyrics|
|Jingle Bells||Guitar, Flute||Christmas||Yes|
|Oh My Darling, Clementine||Guitar, Flute||Folk ballad||Yes|
|Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star||Guitar, Flute||Children||Yes|
|When the Saints Go Marching In||Guitar||Spiritual||Yes|
|Will the Circle Be Unbroken?||Guitar||Hymn||Yes|
|Deck the Halls||Guitar, Flute||Christmas||Yes|
|God Save the Queen||Guitar||National anthem||No|
|Angels We Have Heard on High||Guitar, Flute||Christmas||Yes|
|Hark! The Herald Angels Sing||Guitar||Christmas||Yes|
|The Star-Spangled Banner||Guitar, Flute||National anthem||Yes|
|America (My Country, 'Tis of Thee)||Guitar||Patriotic song||Yes|
|Yankee Doodle||Guitar||Traditional song||Yes|
|Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)||Guitar, Flute||Traditional song||No|
|Auld Lang Syne||Guitar, Flute||Traditional song||Yes|
|Beautiful Dreamer||Guitar||Traditional song||Yes|
|La Marseillaise||Guitar, Flute||National anthem||No|
|Michael Row the Boat Ashore||Guitar||Spiritual||No|
|Flow Gently, Sweet Afton||Guitar||Traditional song||No|
More songs will be added, stay tuned.